"The Hythe lies at the N.W. end of Fair Green. Before encroachment by houses, the green extended as far as the hythe. It consists of a parallelsided promontory of 1½ acres with a pointed N. end projecting into the fens, at the S. end of Reach Lode. It is 160 yds. long and 36 yds. wide, bounded on the W. by a watercourse 20 ft. wide, now a catch-water drain, and on the E. by a 15 ft. wide watercourse leading to a basin. The surface is flat, 3 ft. above the water level. During excavations for a sewage plant in 1968 it was shown to be constructed of some 4 ft. of rammed chalk rubble overlying peat and clay."

 

From British History Online

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/cambs/vol2/pp85-90

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The Case for Recognizing and Preserving The Hythe, Reach, Cambridgeshire
This document authored by Dr Steve Boreham & Dr Charles Moseley sets out the case for recognizing and preserving The Hythe as a site or heritage and archaeological importance.
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